Pollution in Urban and Suburban Areas

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A major issue that affects both Urban and Suburban areas is Pollution. Whether people believe it or not, Pollution has been a problem since the prehistoric times. Ever since man made the first fire, he was polluting. The only difference is, now we have modern awareness of this issue and are taking matters into our own hands. Pollutants don’t have to be just chemical substances such as gas, carbon dioxide, and plastics they can be in the forms of energy too, such as noise, heat and light. Most people don’t realize these other forms of pollution which is why people are taking it more seriously now to limit the amount they pollute. Pollution affects where and how people live because you do not want to live in a heavily polluted area nor do you want to participate in things that cause a greater risk for pollution. It is unhealthy for people to breathe in pollutants let alone be around them, which is why it is so important to understand the cause and effects of this problem. When it comes to the issue of pollution, it effects the cities and suburbs both at different rates. Being in the city, there are a lot more people compacted into a much smaller area. This means that the more people you have with less space to put them in, most likely there will be a higher rate of pollution. Although this rate is much higher, they have a greater chance of reducing this rate because of the opportunities involved with living in a city. Most likely if you live in the city, you work in the city, so it would be easier to walk or bike to work. In the suburbs there are typically less people, depending which suburb you are in, over a much greater surface area. With less people and more space, the pollution rate will be much lower than that of a city. But, since most people commute to the city for work, the opportunity to reduce pollution might be much less than that of a city
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